best es175 type guitar <$700?

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  1. rorschah

    rorschah Member

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    There are a lot of recc's for Korean copies of L5 type guitars, but I'm looking for something a bit slimmer. Is there anything a step up from the Ibanez Artcores?

    -thi
     
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  3. musicmind

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    Hi

    You mentioned you are looking for something a bit thinner.
    Have you tried a ES-135 or ES-137? There is also the GibsonPat Martino model which has a thin body.
    All of these are semi-hollows, not full hollow like the ES-175.

    Otherwise, perhaps an Epiphone Joe Pass or Broadway, Samick La Salle and the Washburn J6 could be nice sounding cheap hollowbodies for jazz

    Hope that helps
     
  4. Dave Orban

    Dave Orban Gold Supporting Member

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    A buddy of mine has a Carlo Robelli Gretch 6120 knockoff that is SURPRISINGLY good...! He replaced the neck pickup with a TV Jones TV-Tron, but other than that it's stock, and it flat out rocks...!
     
  5. deluxemeat

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    save a bit more and find a used heritage! there are a few on ebay for about 300 more than you want to spend, used.
     
  6. smiert spionam

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    If you can stretch your budget a bit, definitely consider Heritage, as well as Guild. The Starfire series are thinlines, but they're fully hollow and have a much more acoustic hollow feel than most of the Korean boxes I've played (even if they're bigger, they often feel very tight). The X-170 is closer to an ES-175, though with soundposts. Great guitar, too.
     
  7. Lammy

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    I have a vintage greco ES175 copy and it sounds/plays great. They come up every now and again on the ebay.
     
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    yes japanese greco instruments are great for the dough!
    i've owned a few myself.
     
  9. MattK

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    I agree. Used Guilds are great guitars for the money. I used to have a Starfire II and I wish I'd kept it.
     

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